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Frank Beaty
Funeral services for Mr. Frank Beaty, 84, of Crossville and formerly of Overton County, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 2010 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. David Beaty officiating.
Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Beaty died Saturday, May 15, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. He had been an iron worker in the steel industry and a member of West Fork Lodge.

Born November 1, 1925 in Overton County, he was the son of the late Herman and Pearl (Vaughn) Beaty. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Sam Beaty, Pat Beaty, and John Beaty; and 2 sisters, Erma Smith and Judy Humble.

Survivors include his wife, Joan (White) Beaty of Crossville; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Alan and Teresia Beaty of Franklin, TN and Steve and Betty Beaty of St. Joseph,, MI; a brother and sister-in-law, Dock and Martha Beaty of Crossville; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Willie May and Richard Kline of North Hollywood, CA and Helen and Alex Clark of Lufkin, TX; 6 grandchildren, Shane Beaty, Jeremiah Beaty, Joshua Beaty, Nicholas Beaty, Nathan Beaty, and Jason Beaty; and a great-grandchild, River Bear Beaty.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

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Jimmie Dean (Staggs) Cravens
Funeral services for Mrs. Jimmie Dean (Staggs) Cravens, 71, of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 2010 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Aron Dillon officiating.

Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Cravens died Tuesday, May 11, at Masters Health Care Center.
Born November 6, 1938 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Estel and Velma (Gore) Staggs. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Staggs.

Survivors include a son, Timmy Walker of Livingston; 3 daughters, Janice Ledbetter of Hilham, Diane Walker and Sharon Hogue, both of Livingston; a sister, Janie Maynord of Allons; 4 brothers, Jackie Staggs, Donald Staggs, Danny Staggs, all of Livingston, and Kenny Staggs of Allons; 6 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jonathan Walker, Terry Phillips, Michael Bowman, Tommy Smith, Danny Wayne Staggs, and David Ledbetter.

Honorary pallbearers were Glenn Reagan, Randy Walker, and Johnny Arney.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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James Edward Crawford
Funeral services for Mr. James Edward Crawford, 90, of Livingston will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at the Cookeville chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home, with Rev. Dee Wells, Rev. Sunny Ridings, and Rev. Bob Pharris officiating.

Burial, with military honors, will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Mr. Crawford died Saturday, May 15, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a member of Livingston First Christian Church.

Mr. Crawford was a U. S. Navy Veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific theatre. He earned his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Tennessee Polytechnic Institute (TTU) in 1942. He was plant manager and engineer with American Houses, Inc. for 1946 to 1963 and from 1963 to 1969 was an engineer with J. Sanders Parker Engineers. In 1970, he began his career with City of Cookeville Water Department becoming chief water plant operator, a position he held until his retirement in 1985.

Born March 4, 1920 in Putnam County, he was the son of the late Alvin Hawkins and Sally Etta Crawford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, James E. Crawford, Jr.; a sister, Elizabeth Steakley; 7 brothers, Leonard Crawford, Darweda Crawford, Ernest Crawford, Hooper Crawford, Alvin Crawford, Herman Crawford, and Clifford Crawford; and a grandson, Seth Gilpatrick,

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jane Chaffin Crawford, whom he
married April 5, 1947 in Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Mike Gilpatrick of Livingston; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Bill and Jean Crawford of Warren, MI and Lavern “Burn” Crawford of Cookeville; a sister, Ruby Crawford of Louisville, KY; 6 grandchildren, James Crawford, Amy Trammell and her husband, Phil, Michele Smith and her husband, Jeff, Mitch Daniels and his wife, Michelle, Wendy Haney and her husband, Scott, and Marcy Randall and her husband, Patrick; and 9 great grandchildren; Cheyenne Williams, Dakota Williams, Cayden Randall, Ella Brooke Daniels, Autumn Gilpatrick, Seth Haney, Emily Crawford, Josh Crawford, and Hannah Crawford.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church of Livingston, 320 Oakley St., Livingston, TN 38570.

Special care provided by Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Paul Mack Daniels
Funeral services for Mr. Paul Mack Daniels, 80, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 2010 from the Cookeville chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home, with Bro. Johnny Fox officiating.

Burial was in Netherland Cemetery.

Mr. Daniels died Wednesday, May 12 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was a member of Livingston Church of Christ and former long-time member of Sycamore Church of Christ in Cookeville. He was a retired associate of Fleetguard and an avid University of Tennessee football fan.
Born September 16, 1929 in Clay County, he was the son of the late Vaden and Edna (Kirby) Daniels. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Doris Daniels; a brother, J.C. Daniels; and 2 sisters, Estelle Long and Geraldine Davis.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Lisa Daniels of Livingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Robert Brown of Livingston; a brother, Alfred Daniels of Sparta; 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Martha Walker of Livingston, Lena Sells and Wilma and Dennis Riedlinger, all of Algood; 5 grandchildren, Michelle Smith and husband Jeff, Mitch Daniels and wife Michelle, Marcy Randall and husband Patrick, Andrew Daniels and wife Jill, and Bobby Brown; and 6 great-grandchildren.

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. (C)

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Ruby Estelle (Booher) Harvey
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Estelle (Booher) Harvey, 62, of Livingston, were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2010 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home, with Bro. Marlon Winningham officiating.

Burial was in St. John’s Cemetery.

Mrs. Harvey died Sunday, May 9, at her home. She had been a factory employee.

Born April 27, 1948 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Vechel and Lola Mae (Walker) Booher. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Cooper.

Survivors include 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Donna and Virgil Cooper, and Pamela Chaffins, all of Livingston; a son, David Colson of Mississippi; 5 sisters and a brother-in-law, Betty Zachary and Merita Upchurch, both of Livingston, Jewell Lester of Burnside, KY, Beatrice and Harry Edwards, and Viola Wilkins, all of Indianpolis, IN; 4 brothers and a sister-in-law, Gordon and Kim Booher of Monterey, James Cooper and Lester Cooper, both of Albany, KY, and Charles “Buddy” Booher of Livingston; 7 grandchildren, Brandon Colson, Brianna Colson, Skylar Wells, Eric Story, Taylor Story, Parker Story, and Bailey Story; a great-grandchild, Isabella Wells; and nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.

Pallbearers were Brandon Colson, Eric Story, Virgil Cooper, Alex Wells, Allen Booher, and Donnie Hall.

Honorary pallbearers were David Colson, Parker Story, Gordon Booher, Charles Booher, Jessica Edwards, Debra Booher, and Lee Booher.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)

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Ricky Allen Ledbetter
Funeral services for Mr. Ricky Allen Ledbetter, 53, of Nashville and formerly of Livingston, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2010, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home, with Bro. John Mabrey officiating.

Burial was in Robbins Cemetery at Oak Grove.

Mr. Ledbetter died Sunday, May 2, at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. He had been a pharmacist and was a member of the Church of Christ in Memphis and also a member of ASAP.

Born October 29, 1956 in Overton County, he was the son of Leonard A. Ledbetter and the late Judith Kay (Stover) Ledbetter.

In addition to his father, survivors include a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Pallbearers were Lee Richards, Jeff Mayberry, Mike Mayberry, Larry Milton, Gary French, and Bud Givans.

Honorary pallbearers were Joel Upton, Billy Joe Holt, Tom Stephens, Bill Linder, Jim Ledbetter, and James Mathias.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Ova Judy (Bowers) Livingston
Memorial services for Mrs. Ova Judy (Bowers) Livingston, 65, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 2010 from Oak Hill Methodist Church in Rickman.

The family has chosen cremation.

Mrs. Livingston died Thursday, May 13, at NHC Healthcare in Cookeville.
Born March 22, 1945 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late William Herman and Lillian Auda (Murphy) Bowers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Gilbert Clark and Wanda Bowers and Billy Keith and Carol Groenthal Bowers.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Livingston of Rickman; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Gena Livingston of Cookeville; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret and Carl McDonald of Livingston, and Alane and Charles Koczwara of Hardeeville, SC; 3 grandchildren, Tiffany Livingston, Ethan Livingston, and Levi Livingston; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)

 

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Martha (Phipps) Mccowan
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha (Phipps) McCowan, 96, of Monterey, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 16, 2010 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home, with Rev. Tony Phipps officiating.

Burial was in Love Joy Cemetery in Overton County.

Mrs. McCowan died Friday, May 14, at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey. She was a loving mother and grandmother and a member of Monterey First Baptist Church. She was a loyal member and was dedicated to the mission of the church, serving in many leadership positions including Sunday school superintendent and classroom teacher. She was a devoted scholar of Biblical teachings and doctrine of the Baptist Faith.

Born March 11, 1914 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late William Jackson and Lou Ella (Swallows) Phipps. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Burton McCowan; an infant daughter, Mazell McCowan; 3 sisters, Lillie Buckner, Laura Buckner, and Rozell Phipps; 5 brothers, Lloyd Phipps, Edward Phipps, Herman Phipps, Coy Phipps, and Clayton Phipps; 2 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Survivors include 3 daughters, Artie Hassler of Monterey, Lois Ann Hosier of Lebanon, and Glenna Collett of Little Rock, AR; 6 sons, Otis McCowan, Ellis McCowan, Arnold Cowan, all of Monterey, Avery McCowan of Dayton, TN, Bobby McCowan of Rockwood, TN, and David McCowan of Los Angeles, CA; 2 sisters, Reba Anderson and Lucille Anderson, both of Monterey; as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)

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Mary Jean (Coffee) Shoemake
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jean (Coffee) Shoemake, 68, of Cookeville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2010 from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home, with Bro. Steve Thornton and Bro. Scott Griner officiating.

Burial was in Dickens Cemetery in Smith County.

Mrs. Shoemake died Saturday, May 15 at Bethesda Health Care Center.

She was of the Baptist faith and attended Caney Fork Baptist Church. She was a cook for Prescott School.

Born June 25, 1941 in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late William Jennings Brian and Effie Lee (Gore) Coffee. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Lee Shoemake; 3 sisters, Ester Young, Edith Savage, Christine Barnes, and an infant twin sister, Martha Coffee; 2 brothers, Eileen Coffee and Roy Coffee.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Connie Shoemake; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Russell Cox; 3 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law, Lee and Evelyn Boyd Coffee and Paul and Nettie Coffee; a sister and brother-in-law, Magdalene and Lon Gilpatrick; 2 sisters-in-law, Ruth Norris, and Ethel and her husband, Toby Blair; 3 grandchildren, Amanda Dyer and her husband, Tim, Jennifer Griner and her husband, Scott, and Andrew Cox and his wife, Suzanne; and 6 great-grandchildren, Aaron Dyer, Reuben Dyer, Sammuel Dyer, Ethan Dyer, Macey Cox, and Will Cox.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Special care provided by Whitson Funeral Home. (C)

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Sandra “Sandy” (Warren) Wilson
Funeral services for Mrs. Sandra “Sandy” (Warren) Wilson, 49, of Cookeville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 14, 2010 from Willow Avenue Church of Christ, with Bro. Clarence Deloach, Bro. Mike Webb, and Bro. Tim Singleton officiating.

Burial was in Eckel Cemetery in Overton County.

Mrs. Wilson died Monday, May 10 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. She was a member of Willow Avenue Church of Christ and owned and operated Noble’s Beauty Shop in Monterey from 1979 to 1989. She also worked for James E. Miller, OD for several years. Since 1998, she has been a hairstylist with Bessie’s Beauty Salon in Cookeville.

Sandy was a gifted artist, seamstress, and crafter. She loved quilting, knitting, and any activity involving crafts. She was well-known by family and friends for her cooking. She was a loving daughter, wife, and mother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Born February 23, 1961 in Dayton, OH, she was the daughter of Charles and Lounola (Qualls) Warren of Monterey.

In addition to her parents, survivors include her husband of 30 years, Reed Wilson, whom she married June 14, 1980 in Monterey; a daughter, Mindy Wilson; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Charles “Chuck” and Emilee Wilson and Shawn Wilson, all of Cookeville; a sister and brother-in-law, Ronda and Charles Harris of Monterey; a father and mother-in-law, Roy E. and Faye Wilson of Cookeville; and was anxiously awaiting the birth of her first grandchild, Benjamin Wilson.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Happy Haven Home, Inc., 2311 Wakefield Drive, Cookeville, TN 38501.

Special care provided by Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. (C)

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